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Book Promotion – Are You Sitting Comfortably? By Bethany Leigh

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Multiple heroines. Various misdeeds. Invariable punishment.

Are you sitting comfortably?

These ladies aren’t, after defiance, hijinks, bad attitude and other misbehaviour lands them a trip across a stern partner’s knee.

Penny’s husband Hayden wants to revive domestic discipline as well as romance as they travel around Australia. Penny isn’t so sure, but then she ignores an important instruction.

Lucy’s trying to trace a poison-pen writer and searching for an office to set up her own PI agency. Can she find a location boyfriend Noel approves of? (A standalone mystery featuring Lucy from At Dead of Night.)

Lady Helena has run away with her family’s footman after having a disastrous marriage declared void. How will she cope with life as lowly servant Nell? (Featuring two new characters from the Lady Margia/Freedom universe.)

Ruth is in love with the headmaster of the school where she works as a nurse. He seems unaware of her existence – until her madcap friend comes to stay, and a prank goes horribly wrong.

Enjoy eight short spanking stories, featuring feisty heroines from a range of genres – contemporary, mystery, historical and alt-history – all with one thing in common. They all have a man who knows just how to bring them back in line!

 

 

Purchase Links

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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Are-You-Sitting-Comfortably-Collection-ebook/dp/B01G6F2NP2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464235458&sr=8-2&keywords=bethany+leigh

Excerpt

“Peter,” she said urgently, “did you pack the cane?”

“Huh?” Peter averted his eyes from the cartoon to Nicola.

“I said, did you pack the cane?” she repeated, irritated.

“No, I didn’t,” Peter snapped back. “You’re the one who packed up everything in the bedroom.”

“No, I packed the stuff we’d hung up in the wardrobe, and put in drawers. You gathered up everything from under the bed, remember? You did that first thing this morning when I was in the shower. If you’ve left it behind, Sophie and Simon will know…” Nicola had a mortifying mental image of Sophie and Simon picturing her bent over the bed, receiving six of the best. She groaned. God, the idea of anyone, especially Sophie and Simon, knowing about their little games…Nicola felt sick.

“We’ll have to go back for it, Peter,” she said. “Before they see it.”

Peter rose to his feet, and walked across to the door.

“Where are you going?” Nicola demanded. “I wish you wouldn’t just walk away and ignore me when I’m –”

“I’m going to check the car,” he told her. “I probably gathered it up with the bags that were under the bed. I don’t remember, but I probably packed it.”

“Yeah, well, if it’s been left behind it’s all your fault!” Nicola yelled at his retreating back. She stood in the window watching him hunting through the boot of their car. Bloody Peter, she thought savagely. He was the one who always bought junk on holidays, then stockpiled it under the bed in plastic bags. No wonder things got forgotten or mislaid. And he was the one who’d decided they should rise at five in the morning to pack before beginning the long drive home. She’d wanted to pack the night before, but he’d insisted on finishing the holiday in style, with a spa and dinner and wine…

On top of that, Peter was the one who’d insisted on bringing the damn cane along in the first place. He’d figured that given they were going to be somewhere where they could make a lot of noise without being overheard, they might as well make the most of it. So he’d taken along his favourite implements from their collection.

And it had been fun, Nicola couldn’t deny it. They’d played her favourite game of naughty schoolgirl and stern principal, and he’d applied the ruler, the slipper and the cane to her backside, leaving her sore and oh-so-horny… And now Sophie and Simon would know… Nicola watched Peter frowning as he closed the boot. It definitely hadn’t been packed. Oh, God…

 

Author Bio

Bethany Leigh is a writer of domestic dramas and detective stories spiced up with spankings and romance. Her books are: Freedom, set in an alternate Edwardian England; Betrothed, a short prequel to Freedom; At Dead of Night, a contemporary whodunit; and A Cure For All Ills, an anthology of short domestic discipline stories. All are published by Blushing Books.

Bethany lives in Australia. When she’s not writing, she likes hanging out with her family, catching up with friends over a wine or coffee, and spotting kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and other fabulous wildlife in the bush near her home.

 

Author Links

http://bethanyleighromance.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: @writerbethany1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Leigh-108399886191157/

Amazon author page (which contains links to all Bethany’s books): http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Leigh/e/B018Z9NLSK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449447482&sr=8-1

 

Promotion – Amelia Smarts, The Submissive Suffragette

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About the Lone Star Love Series

My latest release is part of my Lone Star Love series with Blushing Books. While writing The Unbraiding of Anna Brown, about lonely widower Carter and sweet, plainspoken Anna who lights his way out of a dark depression, I came to understand the woman Carter was mourning. Carter’s first wife, Nalin, was sharp, feisty, and different from Anna in just about every way. I felt that Nalin and Carter deserved their own story, which led me to write The Submissive Suffragette, Book One in the series. Missy Meets the Marshal (Book Three) is as much an action and adventure story as it is a spanking romance. In it you’ll find villains, bounty hunters, murder, and a conscientious lawman who makes a life-altering choice to follow his heart instead of the law. And while these three books do make up a series, they can each be read and enjoyed as standalones. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoyed writing them!

About The Submissive Suffragette
It’s the late 1800s and women are beginning to fight against the accepted roles of submissive housewife and mother. The suffragette movement is gaining ground. Nalin is one of these women. She is a devoted wife to Carter, and desperately longs for motherhood. But she is struggling to balance those desires with her belief that women need to be equal to men, and this starts, to her way of thinking, with the right to vote. She begins defying all the normal conventions – she wears pants instead of skirts to town, she cusses, she talks back to her husband. The consequences of her actions are that Carter takes a firm hand to her backside.

Carter, on the other hand, has always been quite happy with the status quo and is becoming more and more frustrated with Nalin’s constant defiance of all things considered lady-like. He has even come to believe that disciplining his recalcitrant wife is pointless. But her reaction to this declaration confuses them both.

Carter and Nalin both want children, but have so far suffered more than one devastating loss. They are both thrilled when Nalin again becomes pregnant. However, now she’s demanding to attend the suffragette convention in Dallas. Carter loves his wife, so despite his initial reservations, he agrees to see her safely to the convention and back again.

Their adventure takes a few twists and turns along the way. Will this couple safely and successfully navigate their way through these turbulent times and find the happily ever after they both deserve?

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit erotic and spanking scenes. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

Excerpt
She stood in front of him and looked into his eyes. His expression was stony. She couldn’t find a trace of tenderness.

“I’m sorry, Carter,” she said, tears flowing freely. “Please punish me, I deserve it. But please don’t hate me.”

Carter didn’t respond right away, and each second that ticked by filled Nalin with increasing fear that he would never forgive her.

“Why would you ask me not to hate you? I’m angry enough, Nalin, without that nonsense.”

Nalin could tell he was struggling to keep his voice level. “I’m sorry,” she said, crying.

“But Carter, I’m so afraid. Tell me my wicked deed hasn’t caused you to lose your love for me. I beg you to tell me that before you punish me. I’ve never seen that look on your face. It looks like you hate me and will never forgive me. I can’t bear it!”

Carter raised his voice to a bellow, which took her by surprise, since he rarely yelled at her.

“This is the look of a husband who feels betrayed by his wife! It’s the look of a man angry with himself for not stowing that money properly at the bank or in a safe. It’s the look of a business owner worried about the future of his business and his ability to pay his employees. It is not, I repeat, not, the look of a man who hates you.”

In a stern voice closer to its usual volume, he added, “I will always love you. Is that what you need to hear, young lady?”

“Y-yes. Thank you, Carter.” She hiccupped.

He scowled at her. “Say it. Say, ‘My husband will always love me’.”

Nalin did so in a quiet, trembling voice.

“Say it again. Louder and with confidence.”

“My husband will always love me,” she repeated, trying to settle her sobs.

“Again!” he shouted, and slammed his palm down on the kitchen table.

“My husband will always love me!”

“Do you believe it? You will repeat it until you do, even if it takes all night.”

“Yes, sir. I-I believe it.”

“Good. You’re going to need to remember how much I love you during this punishment.

Bend over the table and lift your skirts.”

 

Buy The Submissive Suffragette (Lone Star Love Book 1)

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Also in the Lone Star Love Series

The Unbraiding of Anna Brown (Lone Star Love Book 2) – Hardened widower awakens from grief when met by a sweet, headstrong young lady in need of some old-fashioned discipline. http://amzn.to/1TxYUUJ

 

Missy Meets the Marshal (Lone Star Love Book 3) – A troubled woman in need of protection and discipline meets a tough marshal, whose job it is to provide both. http://amzn.to/1TOtHPU

 

 

About Amelia Smarts

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Historical Erotica and Erotic Westerns!

 

I’m an author of romance novels featuring domestic discipline/spanking. Usually my stories involve a cowboy, and they always involve a man’s firm hand connecting with a woman’s naughty backside. It’s important to me that I tell a good story in addition to portraying hot sex and discipline scenes. I write complex, flawed heroes and heroines who struggle and succeed in their journey to love and happiness.

 

I hold graduate and undergraduate degrees in creative writing and English, and I love the written word. If you’d like to talk books with me, feel free to drop me a note at amelia_smarts@yahoo.com. Happy reading!

 

Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.amelia.smarts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmeliaSmarts @ameliasmarts

Blog: http://ameliasmarts.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ameliasmarts

Amazon: amazon.com/author/ameliasmarts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Fetching Charlotte Rose by Amelia Smarts!

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Blurb:

 

As soon as she steps off the train into the hot western sun, Charlotte Rose wonders if she has made a mistake. Leaving Boston to take a job as the schoolmarm of the small town of Weston, Arizona had seemed like a good idea, but the man sent to fetch her from the station almost changes her mind. The handsome but uncivilized brute who introduces himself as Max Harrison not only calls Charlotte by her first name, he even demands that she change her outfit.

Her humiliation is complete when, after ignoring his advice to put on something more suitable for the summer weather, she faints from the heat. To her utter shame, Charlotte is forced to endure being undressed down to her underthings to cool down, and worse still, Max warns her in no uncertain terms that any further foolishness will earn her a sound spanking on her bare bottom. Yet somehow, despite his threat to chastise her in such a barbaric fashion, Charlotte cannot deny that being in Max’s presence sets her heart fluttering like nothing ever has before.

Though she may be the feistiest woman he has ever laid eyes on, Max finds himself longing to see more of Charlotte—much more, in fact—and when he discovers that she feels the same way, he sets about courting her. But Weston is a very different place from Boston, and Max makes it clear to Charlotte that he will do whatever needs doing to keep his girl safe, even if that means taking her over his knee for a good, hard spanking as often as her behavior warrants it.

Charlotte’s love for Max grows deeper with each passing day, but she cannot help wondering if he sees her as nothing more than a silly girl in need of his constant protection, and matters come to a head when a violent, hateful man with a grudge against Max seeks to disrupt their lives. Will Charlotte’s pride be her undoing, or will she finally get the chance to prove herself to Max?

 

Excerpt:

“The last thing I want is to break your spirit. I don’t want to change who you are, Charlotte. I find your cheek and smart mouth quite adorable, to be honest, but when it comes to health and safety, I don’t wish to hear your tart replies or arguments. I want you to listen to what I say and obey it.”

He lifted her other petticoat. Only her thin drawers protected her tender seat. He settled his hand on her bottom, and she felt the same current of arousal she’d experienced earlier in the day when his thigh touched her knee, only this time the feeling was much, much stronger.

He gave her seat a few light pats and rubs. “Ten swats, Charlotte.”

The rubs heightened her arousal, but it was quickly replaced by alarm when he inflicted a punishing swat on her right cheek. She gasped with surprise. Before she could exhale, he landed another on her left. The emptiness of the schoolhouse allowed the swats’ echoes to ring in her ears as the sting spread over her bottom.

The next three slaps fell briskly. His large hand covered both cheeks at once, landing low on her bottom and in the same place, and Charlotte yelped and felt her eyes fill with tears. She had never felt so small and helpless, nor had she felt so much of a man’s focused attention, as she did at that moment over Max’s lap.

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Also by Amelia Smarts

 

The Unbraiding of Anna Brown – Hardened widower awakens from grief when met by a sweet, headstrong young lady in need of some old-fashioned discipline.

Missy Meets the Marshal – A troubled woman in need of protection and discipline meets a tough marshal, whose job it is to provide both.

 

Author Bio

I’m an avid reader and writer of spanking romance novels, usually involving a cowboy, always involving a firm hand and a scorched ass. If you were to peek inside my Kindle, you’d find plenty of spanking romances as well as books by John Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn, and other authors from disparate genres. What all of my favorite stories share are complex characters who draw me into their struggles and successes.

If you’d like to talk books with me, please connect via email, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Thanks for reading!

 

Email her:

amelia_smarts@yahoo.com

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https://www.goodreads.com/ameliasmarts

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Enjoy At Dead of Night by Bethany Leigh!

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Red herrings meet red bottoms in this tale of detecting, discipline and life decisions.

After eight years of working as a PI, Lucy Ogilvy finally has a murder mystery to investigate. Who did kill Marilyn Carter, a convicted murderer who is now a prominent Christian evangelist?

Lucy’s investigations bring her back in contact with her ex-boyfriend Noel. They’d like to get back together – but he insists on a domestic discipline relationship, and forbids her to take unnecessary risks for work.

Can Lucy accept Noel’s discipline? And how do you investigate a murder without taking a few risks, anyway?

 

Enjoy a free excerpt below!

Back at her flat, she made sure she looked good before heading off to Leicester Square. She put on new jeans and a strappy top, brushed her hair thoroughly and applied make-up and perfume. Then she caught the bus to the train station. It was better to use public transport tonight as she definitely needed a fortifying glass of cider if she was going to have a conversation with Noel. Plus, if he asked her back to his place, it would be easier just to go back with him without her car…

Stop it, she told herself. Getting back with Noel would mean telling him that that spanking had been okay. And it hadn’t been. Even if she had probably deserved it – no, she corrected herself, she’d probably totally deserved it – it wasn’t his place to dish out punishment. Spanking was all very well in the bedroom – it was a turn-on and led to great sex – but for real punishment? No. Just no. Being a successful PI meant taking risks. Sure, other people might consider her decisions dangerous and foolhardy, but for her, such actions might be career enhancing. Noel, as a journalist, should have understood that. If he didn’t and if he wanted to get back with her, then she was going to make that very clear to him.

Buy it here:

Amazon: At Dead of Night

Amazon UK: At Dead of Night

Blushing Books: At Dead of Night

 

Author Bio:

Bethany Leigh is a newbie erotic romance writer published by Blushing Books. Her first novella, Freedom, is set in a kinky alternate Edwardian era, and her second, At Dead at Night, is a murder mystery set in present-day England. Her short story anthology, A Cure for All Ills and Other Stories, will also be published by Blushing Books, and includes contemporary, historical and time-travel stories set in Australia, England and the Czech Republic.

She enjoys writing (and reading!) about strong-willed heroines crossing swords with alpha heroes.

 

Author links

http://bethanyleighromance.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: @writerbethany1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Leigh-108399886191157/

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Leigh/e/B018Z9NLSK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449447482&sr=8-1

 

 

Annabelle’s Awakening is on sale now!

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The Honourable Annabelle Spencer will soon become the Duchess of Rothmuir, and she can’t wait to get married! It’s not the beautiful dress or the opulent wedding ball that she’s looking forward to the most, however. All she wants is to be naked in the arms of her love Daniel, the Duke of Rothmuir, once more.

But it has now become clear that there is more to marrying Daniel than simply becoming his duchess. In addition to being a powerful peer of the realm in Victoria’s England, he is a proud member of the Ruttingdon Club, an exclusive group of titled noblemen who enjoy inflicting pain while taking their pleasure. Annabelle is determined to accompany Daniel to meetings of the Club when they are married, but he is unsure whether she can cope with the physical and psychological demands that appearance at club meetings place on females who attend these exotic functions.

Can Annabelle endure the strict training the Club requires? Will she master her fear of bodily exposure in front of strangers? Can she and Daniel build a life together that balances duty to their roles in society with their desire for dark sexual pleasure?

Read Annabelle’s Awakening, the second in the Ruttingdon Club series, to find out!

Buy from Amazon.com here!

Buy from Amazon.co.uk here!

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Curious about how Annabelle met her duke? Read The Incorrigible Annabelle Spencer, available from Amazon and the Blushing Books website!

Not long now!

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Annabelle’s Awakening, the second in my Ruttingdon series, is due out on the 17th of January! It’s the follow up to The Incorrigible Annabelle Spencer, and follows Annabelle as she negotiates both marriage to a powerful nobleman and entrance into the Ruttingdon Club, a select and secretive BDSM club known by only a few.

You can read the first chapter of the book for free here! It will be available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes and Noble and the Blushing Books website.

Look out for the beautiful cover made by the lovely people at Blushing Books –

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The Honourable Annabelle Spencer will soon become the Duchess of Rothmuir, and she can’t wait to get married! It’s not the beautiful dress or the opulent wedding ball that she’s looking forward to the most, however. All she wants is to be naked in the arms of her love Daniel, the Duke of Rothmuir, once more.

But it has now become clear that there is more to marrying Daniel than simply becoming his duchess. In addition to being a powerful peer of the realm in Victoria’s England, he is a proud member of the Ruttingdon Club, an exclusive group of titled noblemen who enjoy inflicting pain while taking their pleasure. Annabelle is determined to accompany Daniel to meetings of the Club when they are married, but he is unsure whether she can cope with the physical and psychological demands that appearance at club meetings place on females who attend these exotic functions.

Can Annabelle endure the strict training the Club requires? Will she master her fear of bodily exposure in front of strangers? Can she and Daniel build a life together that balances duty to their roles in society with their desire for dark sexual pleasure?

Read Annabelle’s Awakening, the second in the Ruttingdon Club series, to find out!

 

I think I’m growing as a writer.

Figuratively speaking, anyway. I’m already 5’10”, I don’t need to be any taller.

I was just updating my Amazon Author Central pages when I noticed a new review on my Victorian Vices series. It’s one of those damned with faint praise ones – I can’t tell if she’s being a bit snide and taking a pop at the genre or just words things badly.  The first time I got one of these reviews I was quite upset. Now, though, my skin is thickening and I’m starting to think like a real author.

I added up how much it cost her to share her feelings – £9.78 – and thought about what I’d spend her money on instead.

Like me, love me, flame me, shame me – just buy my books, if you please. I’ll work through my emotions on the lovely foreign holiday you’re helping to send me on!

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